Opera

How to Listen to and Understand Opera  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at June 21, 2018
How to Listen to and Understand Opera

How to Listen to and Understand Opera
32xDVDRip | MP4/AVC1, ~800 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 24:24:48 | English: AAC, 96 kb/s (2 ch) | 8.57 GB
Genre: eLearning Video / Opera, Classical Music

For more than 400 years, opera has been one of the most popular performing arts. Geniuses - Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini - produced some of the landmark artistic achievements of all time in this form. With Professor Robert Greenberg to show you how, you can learn to understand, appreciate, even to love, opera in just 24 hours of lectures that are a pleasure to hear.

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV (Organ Works 2) (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 6, 2018
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV (Organ Works 2) (2006)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV (Organ Works 2) (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:06 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC72242

Dieterich Buxtehude's organ works are his most significant contribution to the history of music. They consist of a comprehensive corpus of just 90 compositions, of which more than half are chorale settings. However, these are mostly shorter than the preludes, toccatas and other freely conceived pieces, so these last represent a more substantial share of his entire output.

Anne Sofie von Otter - Mozart, Haydn, Gluck: Opera Arias (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 19, 2018
Anne Sofie von Otter - Mozart, Haydn, Gluck: Opera Arias (1997)

Anne Sofie von Otter - Mozart, Haydn, Gluck: Opera Arias (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:15 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 449 206-2

For the sake of both vocal and family well-being, Anne Sofie von Otter has always followed the wise course of self-rationing in opera. This disc, an entirely personal selection of arias from the Viennese Classical period, means all the more to her including, as it does, arias sung by dramatic and passionate women 'most of whom', she admits in the accompanying notes, 'I have never performed on stage and, alas, probably never will'.
The Santa Fe Opera & Michael Christie - Mason Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Santa Fe Opera & Michael Christie - Mason Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 94:02 minutes | 1.72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In their astounding new opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell explore the spiritual evolution of one of the most influential men of modern times as he creates a revolutionary new world of technological empowerment, then discovers a larger world within himself.
Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Eccles: The Judgment of Paris, Three Mad Songs (2009)

Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Eccles: The Judgment of Paris, Three Mad Songs (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 62:14 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0759 | Recorded: 2008

This "Paris" is special because it shows Eccles trying to shunt musical theater in an all-English direction, and move it out of the shadow of the dominant Italian and French traditions. As Lindsay Kemp points out in verbose but thorough liner notes, the word settings, or underlay is for English speech rhythms and the score focuses more on line and melody that decoration and ornamentation. This is a Maske, so it feels much more like music from a play than an opera. The score is a theatrical and musical treat, lived up to in this vibrant and energized performance, conducted by Christian Curnyn and sung by the Early Opera Company. The soloists are well cast, lucid and each of them really grasp the difference between this and opera. The Three Mad Songs that end the program are just that, set pieces from various English plays where the heroin loses it, usually because a man has done her wrong. One song each is given to our Paris soloists, Lucy Crowe, Claire Booth and Susan Bickley, so Curnyn presents the listener with a latter day "Judgment," with us playing Paris. I'm awarding the apple to Ms. Crowe for her rendition of "Restless in Thought…" from "She Ventures, and He Wins.
– Hugo Munday
Maurizio Arena, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera, Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo - Meyerbeer: L'Africaine (2011)

Maurizio Arena, Orchestra and Chorus of the San Francisco Opera, Shirley Verrett, Plácido Domingo - Meyerbeer: L'Africaine (2011)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 194 min | 5,45+6,94 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1988

Plácido Domingo as Vasco da Gama and Shirley Verrett as the African queen, whom he has enslaved, star in Giacomo Meyerbeer‘s spectacular grand opera L’Africaine, in a colourfully exotic production by Lotfi Mansouri, under the sensitive musical direction of Maurizio Arena. The visual splendour of Wolfram Skalicki’s designs matches the vocal distinction of the cast in this seldom performed masterpiece. Director Brian Large captured this magical performance from the San Francisco Opera House for video in 1988.

Soap Opera Digest - June 18, 2018  Magazines

Posted by Shor at June 8, 2018
Soap Opera Digest - June 18, 2018

Soap Opera Digest - June 18, 2018
English | 100 pages | True PDF | 13.0 MB
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Reissue 1995-2010] (Repost)

Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Reissue 1995-2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks/image+.cue+log) - 631 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 237 MB | Covers - 94 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records

Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, a very long name for a short living British band formed in 1967 during the peak of British Psychedelia, but despite their formation era, they were one of the most advanced bands from their era, blended with great respect R&B, Jazz Psychedelia a la early Pink Floyd and a touch of The Nice style, hard to say if they were inspired in Keith Emerson's sound because they are coetaneous, but you can find many similarities. The first option was The Velvet Opera, but Dave Terry appeared in a session wearing a long black cape and a preachers hat, the band immediately identified him with Sinclair Lewis fictional character Elmer Gantry and in that moment his name changed and the band was baptized as Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera…

OPERA OMNIA – VOL. I  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Barvaz at June 7, 2018
OPERA OMNIA – VOL. I

OPERA OMNIA – VOL. I by ARTURO SANTORO
Italian | 2013 | ISBN: n/a | 627 pages | PDF | 5.6 MB

OPERA OMNIA – VOLUME I  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Barvaz at June 3, 2018
OPERA OMNIA – VOLUME I

OPERA OMNIA – VOLUME I by ARTURO SANTORO
Italian | 2013 | ISBN: n/a | 519 pages | PDF | 3.2 MB